Freelance Rates

With more than sixteen years of experience in writing, editing, and teaching, Foster Dickson does accept freelance assignments from businesses, publishers, and individuals. Rates are negotiable, depending on the scope of the project, the nature of the work, and the expected turnaround time. However, here are Foster’s standard rates:

Editorial (hourly): $25/hour
or
Editorial (flat rate)
: $2.50/page (typed, 12-point font, double-spaced)
(You will find that these rates are below the standard rates listed by the Editorial Freelancers Association.)

Foster will also come to an organization’s meeting or conference, to a high school or college classroom, or to school professional development sessions. Foster’s standard speaking/presenting rate is:

Speaker/Presenter: 100% of travel + $75/hour of presentation time
(That rate is based on two hours of prep time per hour of presentation.)

An alternate arrangement for guaranteed book sales can be made for visiting writer presentations.  Foster’s readily available professional development presentations for secondary-education teachers are:

  • Peer Reviewing within a Writing Process
  • Start by Listening: Ethnographic Experiential Learning through Community Partnerships
  • The Humanities & The Local

To contact Foster, use the form below.